October 2009

Oct 2009

Ever wondered how to check the installation date of linux

just recently I wanted to know when I installed linux on my x86 and to my disappointment I couldn't find the exact answer but got an answer that could satisfy my curiosity.

My initial stint with linux was with Redhat 9 in those days they haven't ventured into Enterprise edition.

One answer is rpm -qi basesystem. kairo.wordpress.com

but I was sure that I installed linux much before the date specified by rpm -qi

another option is

dumpe2fs on the root fs partition.

eg:- dumpe2fs -h /dev/sda1

Oct 2009

What's important in the arena of FLOSS

It's very important to realise the truth that no one to everyone is not soo familiar with everything under the FLOSS. Always work your own way out and don't think that you will get an instant answer to any query that you post.

Oct 2009

fancy domain names - third level domain names


Query this WHOIS service to look up internet domain name information. This online web tool works for generic top level (gTLD) domains .COM/.NET/.ORG/.BIZ/.INFO and many (most) other national ccTLD (country code TLDs) domain names by sending a realtime query to specific domain registry whois servers.

Just enter SLD.TLD (top level and second level domains), no "WWW" or other sub-domain data (example: enter example.com, not www.example.com).